Jason Preston

Updated on 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 181
College: Ohio
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 4/10/1999

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 59
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 33 by the Orlando Magic
(Rights traded to the Los Angeles Clippers)

Pros:
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Good playmaker
Very good rebounder for his size
Decent defender
Above average athlete

Cons:
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Unselfish to a fault
Not an elite athlete
Has limited experience against top competition

Summary:
Jason Preston is a smart, skilled playmaker that had a very good junior season, and he has been rising up draft boards recently.  He scored 31 points and collected 8 assists and 6 rebounds in a narrow loss to Illinois, and Preston is a versatile scorer that is consistently a triple-double threat in games.  He also played very well in his team’s first round win against Virginia in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and he could end up being selected by an NBA team in the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
Ohio University Bio
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
3/20/21 Ohio vs. Virginia
6/25/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine

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